- Jonty Rhodes Lee Warren/Gallo Images Swedish Cricket Federation has selected Jonty Rhodes as its nationwide head coach.
- Rhodes is anticipated to start his brand-new function in mid-November 2020.
- Rhodes and his family will move to Sweden and be based in Helsingborg.
Previous Proteas batsman Jonty Rhodes has been selected head coach of the Sweden national cricket team.The Swedish Cricket Federation revealed that Rhodes ‘visit will be part of their strategy to grow of the game of cricket in the nation, which has actually “seen a 300% boost in cricket participation over the last two years”.
Rhodes and his household will move to Sweden with his consultation set to begin in mid-November 2020.
The 51-year-old will be based in Stockholm at the Swedish Cricket Federation headquarters in Idrottens Hus in Helsingborg.
“I am truly delighted to relocate to Sweden with my household and collaborate with the Swedish Cricket community,” Rhodes said by means of the Swedish Cricket site.
“This chance has come at an ideal time and I am grateful to be able to invest my energies in an entirely brand-new environment. I can’t wait to get going.”
Benn Harradine, sports director of the SCF, believes Rhodes’ consultation will play a “critical function” in taking Swedish cricket to the next level.
“Jonty will play a pivotal role in lifting our gamers in addition to assisting in securing a quality coaching framework for the future sustainability of the game. I am happy to have him as part of our little and enthusiastic group,” said Harradine.Rhodes, who is related to
as one of the greatest fielders of all-time, played 52 Tests and 254 ODIs for the Proteas from 1992 to 2003. He has actually had previous training stints with Sri
Lanka, Kenya and was the fielding coach for the Indian Premier League( IPL )side Mumbai Indians for nine years.Rhodes is currently in the United Arab Emirates for the IPL as he signed on as fielding coach of the Kings XI Punjab.The 2020 Indian Premier League will happen from 19 September-10 November.Jonty Rhodes quick facts:- Compiled by Sport24 personnel Source